SkillsFuture Study Award for Marine and Offshore Engineering Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

early-career-employee

Sector Overview

The Marine and Offshore Engineering (M&OE) industry has been a key pillar of Singapore’s economy since its early days of industrialisation. The sector contributed 2% to Singapore’s GDP in 2014 and continues to provide good jobs for many Singaporeans. Despite uncertainties in the global economic environment, the long-term fundamentals for the sector remain solid. Growth in the M&OE industry will be supported by expected increases in offshore exploration as well as production spending by oil & gas companies.

Today, Singapore is one of the world’s premier ship repair and conversion hubs. We are a global leader in the offshore market, accounting for more than half of global jackup orders by value, and about two-thirds of the global floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion market. The M&OE industry comprises almost 1,200 companies, ranging from small and medium enterprises to large multinational corporations. These companies offer a wide range of attractive employment opportunities for about 25,000 locals. From manufacturing to R&D, there are pathways tailored for craftsmen, technicians and engineers.

Singapore’s ability to engineer and deliver highly complex M&OE products requires a talented local workforce that continually seeks to improve and upgrade amidst rapidly evolving business and technological trends.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in the M&OE sector
  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the M&OE sector
  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying Masters programmes
  • Required to complete chosen programme
  • Required to incur out-of-pocket expenses associated with the programme (i.e. must not be fully sponsored for all course fees and expenses associated with the programme)
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers

Supported Courses

 Course Institution 
 MSc in Intellectual Property Management National University of Singapore 
 MSc in Project Management
 MSc in Management of Technology
 MSc in Offshore Technology
 MSc in Systems Design and Management

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period: 1 Oct 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

 

Evaluation Process: Evaluation of applications will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified

Enquiries

Programme Contact 
MSc in Intellectual Property Management
MSc in Management of Technology
MSc in Systems Design and Management

Ms Mavis Chin

Email: isecyy@nus.edu.sg
Phone: 6516 8502 

 MSc in Offshore Technology

Ms Cecilia Shanti Dewi

Email: ceesdc@nus.edu.sg
Phone: 6601 2681 

 MSc in Project Management

Ms Venessa Koh / Ms Chelvi

Email: bdg_coursework@nus.edu.sg
Phone: 6516 6634 / 6516 5150 

 

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